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  • Crystal Lake group looks for volunteers for aid trip

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal-Lake based volunteer group is planning a two-day trip to Marseilles to help with continuing repair efforts on homes damaged i ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • Cary Trustee Bruce Kaplan won't run for re-election

    CARY – A village trustee who ran for village president in 2013, and lost, will not be running for re-election to the village board, according to a new ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 5:08 pm
  • Can identifying mental illness stop terrorism attacks?

    LONDON — A radical Muslim killed a soldier outside Canada's Parliament. A right-wing extremist opened fire on buildings in Texas' capital and tried to ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 4:58 pm
  • MCC offers training for literacy tutors

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Free information sessions on becoming a literacy tutor for reading, math and English are available at McHenry County College from 6:30- ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:33 pm
  • Candlelight hikes planned in Crystal Lake, other towns

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Candlelight hikes will wind through the Silver Creek Conservation Area this December.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:32 pm
  • McHenry man admits to sex act with girl

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry man admitted to a sex act with a young girl and will remain free on bond until his sentencing.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • Cary to proclaim Dec. 21-27 as Cary-Grove Trojan Football week

    CARY – To honor the state's Class 7A football runner-up, Village President Mark Kownick will proclaim Dec. 21 to 27 as "Cary-Grove High School Trojan ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • McHenry County Health Department host flu shot clinic Thursday

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Health Department officials say there is still time to get a flu shot before the holiday get-togethers with family and frie ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • Crystal Lake Park District offers up gift ideas

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Memberships to the soon-to-be-open driving range, fitness classes or private music lessons are some of the holiday gift ideas the Cryst ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • Crystal Lake parks, programming brochures to hit mailboxes

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The upcoming season's Crystal Lake Park District program brochure will be in the mail starting Dec. 19.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:51 pm
  • #IllRideWithYou: Australians offer support to Muslims on public transit

    Some Australian social media users sent a message of solidarity to Muslims as the Sydney cafe siege went on for almost a day, offering to accompany an ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:43 pm
  • Quincy man charged with first-degree murder in bludgeoning death

    QUINCY — A Quincy man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the bludgeoning death of a 41-year-old man.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:38 pm
  • Chicago thieves adopt 'crash-and-grab' tactics to rob stores

    CHICAGO — All the burglars use the same audacious tactics: A vehicle crashes through a storefront in the wee hours and up to six people in dark clothi ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:32 pm
  • Northern Illinois likeliest for white Christmas

    CHICAGO — When it comes to prospects of getting a white Christmas in Illinois, a weather expert says the best bet might be for the folks of northern I ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:28 pm
  • Elgin man remains unfit for trial on Woodstock motel rape allegations

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge determined that an Elgin man remains unfit for trial, although his defense attorney argued that Timothy Levis can a ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:11 am
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